Some Lake Zurich-area residents have formed a group that supports placing homeless people with mental illness in a vacant building just outside the village, a proposal that has faced long-organized opposition. Two LZ Compassionate Community members introduced themselves Thursday to officials at a meeting of the Lake County Housing Authority, which owns the 14-unit Midlothian … Continue reading Daily Herald interviews LZ Compassionate Community
Wednesday’s article, "Lake Zurich proposal for homeless questioned: Neighbors balk at moving mentally ill into group house" (News, Jan. 14), provides yet another example of our society's lack of understanding regarding mental illness. Joel Williams (executive director for PADS Lake County, an emergency shelter for homeless individuals) had it right when he said the negative … Continue reading Individuals with mental illness should be welcomed into neighborhoods
"No vision haunts America’s conscience more than the sight of the street people… The irrationality and anguish that grip so many of these individuals leap out during any encounter, whether in Washington or Albuquerque." ---Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) Read more in this article on the mentally ill and homeless from the Mental Illness Policy Org … Continue reading Mental Illness Policy Org.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, … Continue reading NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)